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australia's deputy pm apologises to pacific for fruit picking comments 'if any insult was taken' | australia news

Michael McCormack offers qualified apology after remarks about climate change and seasonal workers caused outrageMichael McCormack has apologised to Pacific Island nations for his comments that they will survive the climate crisis – in part – “because many of their workers come here to pick our fruit”.The deputy prime minister offered a qualified apology at a doorstop in Brisbane, six days after the remarks which further soured a bitter experience at the Pacific Islands Forum, where Australia wa...

tuvalu threatens to exit australia's seasonal worker program after deputy pm's comments | world news

PM Enele Sopoaga responds to Michael McCormack’s belief that Pacific islands will survive climate crisis because they ‘pick our fruit’The prime minister of Tuvalu is considering pulling his country out of Australia’s seasonal worker program, after comments by Australia’s deputy prime minister that Pacific islanders threatened by climate change would survive because “many of their workers come here and pick our fruit”.“I thought the Australian labour scheme was determined on mutual respect, that ...

pacific islands will survive climate crisis because they 'pick our fruit', australia's deputy pm says | australia news

Exclusive: Michael McCormack says island nations want Australia to shut down industry ‘so they can survive’Pacific island nations affected by the climate crisis will continue to survive “because many of their workers come here to pick our fruit”, Australia’s deputy prime minister has said. Michael McCormack’s comments were made after critical talks at the Pacific Islands Forum that almost collapsed over Australia’s positions on coal and climate change. Continue reading...

Deputy PM Michael McCormack accused of disputing evidence of global heating | Science

Wagga GP says Australia’s deputy prime minister told meeting past recordings of temperature ‘were not as accurately measured’Australia’s deputy prime minister, Michael McCormack, had told a constituent in Wagga Wagga he disputed evidence of global heating because historical weather measurements might be inaccurate, according to notes from a meeting last month.The Wagga City Council, at the heart of McCormack’s electorate, declared a climate change emergency last week. Continue reading...

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